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March 10, 2015

Overnight Open Thread (3-11-2015) - Cop Out Edition Again

Sorry I'm under heavy load and only have like 16 minutes available to bang out an ONT.

Was Everyone in Government Using Private Emails?

Sure seems that way.

Don Surber: How LBJ Destroyed Your State's Budget

As president, LBJ pushed for Medicaid -- free health insurance for poor people. This was a boon to the medical industry, particularly hospitals, doctors, sellers of wheelchairs, and nursing homes.

But Medicaid comes at the expense of schools, highways, prisons and others state services because it requires states to pony up some of the money in this federally mandated program.

Medicaid now takes $1 of every $4 states spend. And under Obamacare, those costs are rising as previously qualified people who did not sign up must now sign up -- and they are now using their free coverage.

Barron's AP Test Prep Guide: Clarence Thomas Is A Fascist In League With KKK

When I saw the title of this post, I thought it was engaging in a bit of hyperbole. But reading the article it turns out that this was pretty much exactly what Barron's was saying.

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Heh: Slate Sex Trafficking Post Proves Feminists Can't Be Happy Even When You Agree with Them


How Much is Your Foot Worth?

$251,000 in Maryland but only $30,000 in Alabama and even less in Minnesota. I sense some arbitrage possibilities here.

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The Plot to Free North Korea With Smuggled Episodes of 'Friends'

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7 Steps to Living a Bill Murray Life, by Bill Murray

2012 NYFF Hyde Park On Hudson Premiere

How to Make a Ghostly Apparition

How To Put Out a Grease Fire

Mardi Gras 2015: USMC Band Encounters High School Band, Spontaneous Jam of 'St. James Infirmary' Ensues

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